Londonderry School District Holds Deliberative Session Feb. 9.

Note: Last year’s Warrent Articles were inadvertantly run in last week’s isue of the Londonderry Times. The correct Warrant Atricles are being run this week.

The 2018 Deliberative Session of the Londonderry School District will cover six Articles this year and includes the over $71 million Fiscal Year Budget.

The Deliberative will be held on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Londonderry High School Cafeteria.

The session shall consist of explanation, discussion and deliberation of the warrant articles numbered two through six.  Warrant articles may be amended subject to the following limitations:  (a) warrant articles whose wording is prescribed by law shall not be amended and (b) warrant articles, as amended shall be placed on the official ballot for a final vote of the main motion as amended.

Voting on warrant articles one through six shall be conducted by official ballot. Voting will be held at the Londonderry High School Gymnasium on the March, 13, 2018.  Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The articles are:

Article 1: Election of Officers

To choose the following School District Officers:

Two Members of the School Board for the ensuing three (3) years.

This article will be voted on at the election on March 13.

Article 2: General Fund – Operating Budget

Shall the voters of the Londonderry School District vote to raise and appropriate as an operating budget for the fiscal year 2018-2019, not including appropriations by special warrant articles, or separate warrant articles, one of the following amounts for the purposes set forth in the budget posted with the warrant?  Vote for only one:

A. $73,473,218 (School Board Budget as amended) (Estimated Tax Impact $13.57)

School Board voted: 3-1-0

Budget Committee: 5-0-0

OR

B. $73,068,347 (Default Budget) (Estimated Tax Impact $13.46)

NOTE:  Warrant Article 2 (Operating Budget) does not include appropriations proposed under any other article in this warrant.

Article 3: School Lunch Program and Federal Fund Projects

Shall the voters of the Londonderry School District vote to accept and receive federal grants and other such funds to support the school lunch program and federal projects; further to raise and appropriate such funds in a special revenue fund as follows: school lunch program, $1,483,000; and federal projects, $1,453,000; for an estimated total appropriation of $2,936,000 such funds to be self-supporting through local, state or federal revenue sources? (Estimated Tax Impact $0.00)

School Board voted: 4-0-0

Budget Committee: 5-0-0

Article 4: Special Article (School Buildings Maintenance Expendable Trust Fund)

Shall the voters of the Londonderry School District vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $625,000 to be placed in the School Buildings Maintenance Expendable Trust Fund established at the March 1995 School District Meeting for major one-time capital costs for district facilities including roofs, paving, boilers and small renovation projects? (Estimated Tax Impact $0.16)

School Board voted: 4-0-0

Budget Committee: 5-0-0

Article 5: Special Article – Equipment Capital Reserve Fund

Shall the voters of the Londonderry School District vote to raise and appropriate up to the sum of $150,000 to be placed in the School District Equipment Capital Reserve Fund established in 2013 to provide funds to procure essential small equipment for classrooms, offices, technology, and buildings and grounds?  This sum to come from the June 30, 2018 fund balance available for transfer on July 1, 2018. (Estimated Tax Impact $0.04)

School Board voted: 4-0-0

Budget Committee: 5-0-0

Article 6: Lease/Purchase and Install New Spectator Bleachers [$300,000]

Shall the voters of the Londonderry School District vote to enter into a five-year lease purchase agreement for a new set of spectator bleachers for the High School in the amount of $300,000, and raise and appropriate the sum of $65,000 for the estimated first year lease payment for the stadium bleachers?

This lease contains a non-appropriation clause.  [Simple majority vote required] Estimated Tax Impact $0.02)

School Board voted: 4-0-0

Budget Committee: 5-0-0

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